14 Warning Signs for Breast Cancer You Shouldn't Ignore


Science | By Cole Damon | December 15, 2017

Breast Cancer is a rapidly spreading epidemic that is growing at a rate of knots in women. Women suffering from the disease do not only have to put up with the effects of a full fledge cancerous disease, but also have to go through a rigorous prevention phase. Here we have 14 warning signs of breast cancer that you should not ignore at any cost.

Lump on Breast

Although many lumps on breast are not a cause of much concern, you should monitor it with full attention. If a lump is painful and does not go away over your next period then it could very well be a symptom of breast cancer.

Change in Nipple Shape

Even minor body parts such as your nipple will often indicate towards an impediment such as breast cancer. If your nipple starts changing shape and looks like a lackluster figure of its past presence then it could be a clear sign of cancer.

Breast Pain

Although breast pain cannot be considered as one of the first signs of breast cancer, it really is a symptom to help you diagnose the problem. Breast pain can also be a cause of many other problems, so you should check a doctor if this happens.

Discharge from Nipple

Discharge from the nipple is not an indication of a lot of good. In fact, the discharge could also indicate towards breast cancer. The discharge could be yellow, brown, clear or simply red. Discharge can also occur because of infection within the breast.

Redness on the Breast

Unexplained redness on your breasts can be a cause of real concern. If the redness just doesn't go away and is literally unexplained then it could well be a sign of early breast cancer. Go pay a visit to the doctor as fast as you can.

Swelling on Breasts

Swelling on your breasts is not just limited to symptoms related to breast cancer as it can indicate numerous things. Most importantly, if the swelling and hard lumps are present on both your breasts then you should get yourself diagnosed for breast cancer.

Irritation and Itchiness

Yes, something as simple as itchiness and irritation on the skin of your breast can be an early indicator of breast cancer. It is best to get treatment from both a dermatologist and a professional doctor to see what the causes are.

Rash on Breast

A rash on your breast could be indicating towards many forms of impediments. It can either be a symptom of a threatening condition known as Paget's disease, or it could be an early symptom before the development of breast cancer.

Swelling under the Arm

The formation of a severe lump under your arm or somewhere near the collarbone area can be a reason for much concern. The lump can be formed because of enlarged lymph nodes that indicate towards the incipient of breast cancer.

Inverted Nipple

Not many people know what an inverted nipple indicates. In fact around 98 per cent women think that it is not something to be worried about. An inverted nipple is an early symptom of breast cancer and the worries that it brings.

Enlarged Breasts

Now, there is a massive difference between the formation of a lump and enlarged breasts. You may increase enlarged breasts during pregnancy as well, but if just one of the breast starts swelling in an abnormal way then you may be experiencing an infection or breast cancer.

Wrinkly Texture on the Skin

If your breasts begin to sag unevenly or develop an uneven texture to the skin then this could be a result of the formation of cancer in your breast. This condition may be known for some other conditions as well, but it is generally known for breast cancer.

Vaginal Pain

According to research conducted, vaginal pain is one of the latest symptoms of breast cancer. If you tend to suffer from severe vaginal pain on a regular basis then breast cancer is one of the diseases that could be held responsible among many others.

Weight Loss

Weight loss without the initiation of a proper dieting plan and without any fitness regime could be an early symptom of breast cancer. The body may be finding it hard to cope with the cancer and eventually ends up losing weight in the process.

See a Doctor

The best course of action if you experience any one of these symptoms mentioned above is to go see a doctor. Seeing a doctor can be of great help and can catch the cancer in its infancy. Otherwise, managing the whole process can be hard.

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Part of guitar wizard Eddie Van Halen's signature sound was his two-handed tapping technique, but letting all ten fingers fly while simultaneously holding up the guitar's neck could get a bit tricky. Van Halen came up with a novel way to get around this problem, though; he invented a support (top) that could flip out of the back of his axe's body to raise and stabilize the fretboard so he could tap out searing songs like "Eruption." While Van Halen was obviously interested in improving his guitar work, the patent application he filed in 1985 notes that the device would work with any stringed instrument. Want to tap out a scorching mandolin solo? Find someone selling Eddie's device.

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